Friday, September 10, 2010

Ginger Scallion Dipping Sauce


Ginger, scallion (green onions) and garlic are one of the most common ingredients in Asian cooking. Many of our dishes use this three herbs combination. With these three ingredients I like to make it into a dipping sauce for my poached chicken/Hainanese Chicken Rice. You can even mix this sauce to your noodles, salad,and potatoes salad or as topping for steamed fish. This is what I called the Asian pesto.
For the recipe of Poached Chicken kindly refer here



Ingredients for the dipping sauce:

1/4 cup finely grated ginger
1/2 cup of finely chopped scallion/green onions
1 cloves garlic – finely chopped
3 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Put the ginger, scallion and garlic in the bowl with deep side. Add in the salt, pepper and sesame oil. Stir well and set it aside.
2. In a small saucepan, heat up the oil until smoking hot. Pour the hot oil into the ginger mix. Using a chopstick or wooden spoon mix everything together.
3. Ginger, scallion oil can be stored, covered, in the fridge for about a week

Note: Please be very careful when you pour the oil into the ginger scallion mix as the oil will splatter and bubble over the herbs.

14 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

Oh a must have with white cut chicken!

busygran said...

Definitely goes well with the poached chicken but I will add chilli to it.

ijayuji said...

kalau makan dgn steam fish mesti sedap kan? buat xtra spicy.. aaahhh... dah terbayang bayang ikan siakap kukus biasa mkn dgn sauce ni ;-), akn di cuba! tq!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for this recipe. I always have this ginger sauce when eating chicken rice. Yummy!

Cooking Gallery said...

I love this dipping sauce as well, and yes you are right. This dipping sauce goes so well together with chiken rice!

Christelle said...

Humm, I can see that one working wonders as a dip indeed :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this is one type of dip that I would prepared when I cook white cute chicken, simply yummy!

LimeCake said...

this looks delicious! i love this stuff with chicken rice. thanks for the recipe.

My Little Space said...

This dipping sauce is my daddy favourites! He also make the best ginger scollion dipping and we will use the leftover dipping to do the stir fried white cut chicken the following day. Hope you're enjoying your weekend with lots of Raya food. haha...
Cheers, Kristy

Cheah said...

This is one of my favourite dips for poached chicken!

My Kitchen and Me said...

Can we use the same sauce for ginger steamed fish?

ICook4Fun said...

3 hungry tummies, yes it is :)

Busygran, for me I like it this way.

Ijayuhi, kalau you nak extra spicy campure sikit cili padi :)

Bee bee, you are welcome.

Cooking Galery, chicken rice won't be the same without this dipping sauce.

Christelle, it is nice dipping in pita bread too :)

Sonia, welcome back. Hope everything is well with you and your family.

Limecake, thanks.

Kristy, maybe you can persuade your father to share his recipe with us :) Yes I went to some friends house for Hari Raya.

Cheah, mine too :)

My Kitchen and Me, yes you can.

mysimplefood said...

Love this sauce with chicken... Yumsss!!

cek chun said...

i've been searching for this recipe for ages :) tq so much.